LoRa is a wireless technology developed to create Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) or Low-Power Networks (LPN). This type of wireless telecommunication networks are designed to allow long range communications at a low bit rate between things (connected objects), such as sensors operated on a battery. These networks are requered for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The technology offers a very compelling mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission and is gaining significant traction in IoT networks being deployed by wireless network operators.
A network based on LoRa wireless technology can provide coverage that is greater in range compared to that of for exmaple existing cellular networks. Mobile network operators have complemented their existing cellular/wireless networks with a LPWAN based on LoRa technology for ease to plug into their existing infrastructure and also allows them to offer their customers a solution to serve more IoT battery-operated applications.